Throughout the month of March, I am participating in the Slice of Life Story Challenge. I am happy to co-host this event with the team at Two Writing Teachers. Everyone is welcome!
Missie and I drove around the Fairfield University campus sort of to pass time, sort of out of curiosity, mostly to look for food.
"There are no kids," she said.
"It's spring break," I said. "We need to find somewhere off campus."
We nosed our way out and headed away from where we'd come in. It's a college after all. There HAD to be a place for food.
Right at the corner, we spotted a sandwich shop, but when we pulled in, the stools were already upside down on the tables. But... as Missie went to pull out, I spotted the ice cream place that was attached to it.
"We could have milkshakes," I said, half joking, but talkable-into-it.
Missie put the car in reverse and parked.
"French fries would really make it a meal," she said.
Right next door was Joe's American Bar and Grill. We wasted no time. We got our fries to go with extra ketchup, ordered our milkshakes (she talked me into getting a medium), and sat at the counter eating our dinner of champions. We needed plenty of intellectual energy to go listen to Jacqueline Woodson's brilliant talk about her brilliant book, Harbor Me.
I'd recommend any part of our experience, but especially Jacqueline Woodson. If you EVER have the opportunity, go hear her speak.